Work Integrated Learning, or WIL, is an umbrella term used to describe a range of approaches that integrate theory with the practice of work. The most common form of WIL involves a student placement, internship or project in the workplace or the completion of case studies and simulations on campus. Students can work towards real outcomes in projects that employers may not have the time to take on otherwise.
Employers can improve the quality of future employees across the workforce, develop their recruitment channels, influence career choices, raise their community profile and develop the management skills of their staff.
Students receive relevant work experience and gain the practical skills they require to be more employable when they graduate.
In 2016, CCI are collaborating with Curtin University to provide a Work Integrated Learning pilot program on the Bentley Campus. With access to over 9,000 Curtin Business School students and extensive student networks across the state we are well placed to find the right student for an internship within your organisation.
In 2014-15, through funding received from the Australian Chamber of Commerce of Industry via the Federal Government, CCI led a partnership with our member universities, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia, to encourage employers to participate in Work Integrated Learning.
We engaged research to develop industry understanding of Work Integrated Learning and assess the support needed by employers to better engage in WIL. The key findings of this report will soon be available.
The final report into this project, Working together to achieve improved Work Integrated Learning outcomes, is available here.
For more information please email WIL@cciwa.com or phone (08) 9365 7515.